Campus Planner

Utah State University

The Campus Planner position at Utah State University (USU) is responsible for exhibiting leadership and expertise in all aspects of campus planning and design. The primary purpose of this role is to create and maintain a high-quality environment for higher education as an interconnected, functional, vibrant, and sustainable organization of land use for USU campuses. The campuses of USU are always evolving, adjusting, and expanding to meet the current demands of enrollment growth, emerging trends in teaching and learning, and technological advancements.

Campus Planning
Manage and implement the USU Master Plan, associated district plans, statewide campus plans and specialized plans.
Develop new planning projects, including new master plans, facility plans, district plans, or specialized plans. Oversee updates to existing plans as necessary.
Coordinate with project managers and consultant teams on new landscape, building, and infrastructure projects during design and construction for site suitability, compatibility with master plans, and sustainability targets.
Utilize the existing USU GIS mapping platform in tracking updates to master plans and to generate new data and maps for specific planning needs.
Facilitation of public outreach and stakeholder involvement for planning projects.
Oversight of campus signage and wayfinding standards, reviews, and implementation.

Early Project Development:
Conduct feasibility studies as needed to determine viability of new building and infrastructure projects.
Complete annual Capital Development request documentation for new building projects requesting state funding and approvals.

Design and Construction:
Design of small projects, manage contracts, and conduct construction management.
Help maintain USU Design Requirements document.
Participate on design teams for new projects. Review project plans and specifications at all stages in design.

Sustainability and Resiliency:
Develop and implement a high level of sustainability and resiliency in all aspects of campus planning and design.
Uphold the goals and implement strategies set forth in the USU Drought and Resiliency Plan, USU Sustainability Plan and USU Climate Action Plan.
Assist in data collection and reporting for STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System).
Represent LEED and High-Performance Building Design goals for new project design.
Uphold USU’s mission and Strategic Plan goals and priorities.
Monitor compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to campus planning and development.
Prepare and present reports on campus planning activities to university leadership and other stakeholders.
Oversee budgets associated with assigned planning and design projects.
Collaborate with community partners and government agencies for consistency and compatibility of master plans across jurisdictions.
Participate on university and community committees, councils, and boards.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or related field.
3-5 years related experience.
Proficiency with AutoCAD, GIS mapping, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and related software.
Proficiency in site planning, including an understanding of site analysis, grading, drainage, utilities, and stormwater management.
Expertise in the process of master planning: data collection and analysis, stakeholder engagement/collaboration, visioning, visualization/concept development, mapping, phasing/prioritization, implementation strategies, and documentation.
Expertise in sustainable design and development principles.

Preferred qualifications:
Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or related field.
Civil Engineering degree or credentials (in addition to Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning degree)
Transportation planning expertise.
6+ years related experience.
Experience with planning and design in a higher education environment.
Professional licensing in design related field.
LEED professional credentials.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Strong project management skills, including contracts, budgets, and timelines.
Excellent organization, communication, collaboration, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Documents:
Along with the online application, please attach:
Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits ADA:
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights:
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.
As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.
Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU.
The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or

About the Region
U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation.

updated 7/2023
Notice of Non-discrimination:
In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:
Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner,, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266
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Mailing address:
5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,
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